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2016 Glenn Murcutt Master Class

18:30 - 22 September, 2015
2016 Glenn Murcutt Master Class, © Nic Walker, Australian Financial Review, Fairfax Media
© Nic Walker, Australian Financial Review, Fairfax Media

The Glenn Murcutt Architecture Master Class (GMMC) in Australia has become a major annual event on the international architecture calendar. Started in 2001, architects and senior students from over 75 nations around the world have now travelled to Australia to participate in the two-week residential studio based program. Students will have the opportunity to work with four tutors - all Gold Medallists of the Australian Institute of Architects: Glenn Murcutt (1992), Richard Leplastrier (1999), Brit Andresen (first female recipient 2002) and Peter Stutchbury (2015). 

Spotlight: Glenn Murcutt

02:30 - 25 July, 2015
Spotlight: Glenn Murcutt, Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Art Centre (1999), Riversdale, West Cambewarra (NSW), designed in collaboration with Reg Lark and Wendy Lewin. Image © Flickr user Un Rosarino en Vietnam
Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Art Centre (1999), Riversdale, West Cambewarra (NSW), designed in collaboration with Reg Lark and Wendy Lewin. Image © Flickr user Un Rosarino en Vietnam

As an architect, critic and winner of the 2002 Pritzker PrizeGlenn Murcutt (born 25 July 1936) has designed some of Australia's most innovative and environmentally sensitive buildings over a long career - and yet he still remains a one man office. Despite working on his own, primarily on private residences and exclusively in Australia, his buildings have had a huge influence across the world and his motto of "touch the earth lightly" is internationally recognized as a way to foster harmonious, adaptable structures that work with the surrounding landscape instead of competing with it.

2015 Glenn Murcutt Master Class

00:00 - 24 November, 2014
2015 Glenn Murcutt Master Class, Courtesy of OZ.E.TECTURE
Courtesy of OZ.E.TECTURE

The Glenn Murcutt Architecture Master Class in  has become an major annual event on the international architecture calendar. Started in 2001, architects and senior students from over 70 nations around the world have now traveled to  to participate in the two-week residential studio based program. The intensive two-week design studio program involves a design project undertaken in groups and culminating, at the end of week two, with a design presentation by participants and a critique by Glenn Murcutt and the other tutors.

2014 Glenn Murcutt International Master Class

00:00 - 17 January, 2014
2014 Glenn Murcutt International Master Class

The Glenn Murcutt Architecture Master Class in Australia has become an major annual event on the international architecture calendar. Started in 2001, architects and senior students from sixty-five nations around the world have now traveled to Australia to participate in the two-week residential studio based program.

Happy Birthday Glenn Murcutt!

00:00 - 25 July, 2013
Happy Birthday Glenn Murcutt!, Marika-Alderton House, Northern Territory, Australia, 1994 © Glenn Murcutt, Courtesy the Pritzker Prize Committee
Marika-Alderton House, Northern Territory, Australia, 1994 © Glenn Murcutt, Courtesy the Pritzker Prize Committee

“Layering and changeability: this is the key, the combination that is worked into most of my buildings. Occupying one of these buildings is like sailing a yacht; you modify and manipulate its form and skin according to seasonal conditions and natural elements, and work with these to maximize the performance of the building.” - Glenn Murcutt, 1996

Today, on the 77th birthday of Australian architect Glenn Murcutt, we would like to take a moment to acknowledge the lasting impact Murcutt’s career has left on the profession of architecture. Since establishing his practice in 1979, Murcutt has steadily developed a series of small, yet exemplary projects that have become the touchstone of sustainable architecture. 

A selection of his work, after the break...